Thames Retirement Village is on a Coastal Hazard Site

Thames-Coromandel District Council Registers a Coastal Inundation Hazard Notation on the Richmond Villas Title

Radio New Zealand has reported how in December 2018, TCDC quietly registered a hazard notation on the title of the Richmond Villas retirement village complex.  This notation confirms that the site is subject to a natural hazard of coastal inundation (flooding), “because the land is considered to be subject to Inundation, being potential; flooding, overland flow, storm surge, tidal effects, and ponding”Read More »

Step Up – Don’t Step Back

The comments made by Thames Coromandel’s elected member on the Regional Council Dal Minogue in the Hauraki Herald on 18 January calling for a “more measured approach” and to “step back” from openly discussing the threat of sea level rise were so wrongheaded it’s hard to know where to start.  I’m sure Dal made the comments in good faith thinking he was helping coastal property owners.  But in fact, he is doing coastal owners a huge disservice by trying to downplay the risks.  Here’s why.Read More »